And his middle name is "Hussein", as in Saddam, and his parents are Muslim*. But mostly because he's black.
That is my opinion of the state of the U.S. today, and I would be happy to be proven wrong. However, I fear that the Democratic Party will believe the the press clippings they're reading about a "new day in America" and similar bullshit, nominate this guy, and get slaughtered in a general election through smears and negative campaigning. Get slaughtered in the South, and in the Heartland. Get slaughtered so badly that the Senate goes Republican, and maybe the House, and the Dems are left to console themselves with the thought that they "made history". The troops are still in Iraq, the nation still in decline, but they went down "fighting the good fight".
But the good fight, as someone once said, is one you win, and at this particular juncture in American history, the candidate most likely to win is the "safe" choice, the "establishment choice", which is of course Hilary Clinton. I hope for the sake of the planet that the U.S. Democratic party doesn't find yet another way to bungle a general election.
(PS. the other issue with Obama is of course all the silly Idealism surrounding his candidacy. It won't take much of a "revelation" to prick that balloon, and should it collapse, it will collapse entirely and all at once. Just remember: there are Republican operatives going through his trash even now. With Clinton, on the other hand, there is very little left unknown.)
* Canadian Tar-heel says in the comments that:
"On that point, your contention in the first paragraph (ie, that his parents are/were Muslim) is incorrect. Obama was raised by his mother in Hawaii, who was a white agnostic from Kentucky. His father left them when he was young and was agnostic too, despite his Muslim background."
His parents were agnostics? Oh oh.